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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 391. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice

12VAC5-391-220. Indemnity coverage.

A. The governing body shall ensure the hospice program and its contractors have appropriate indemnity coverage to compensate patients for injuries and losses resulting from services provided.

B. To protect the interests of patients, employees, and the hospice program from risks of liability, there shall be indemnity coverage to include:

1. General liability insurance covering personal property damages, bodily injuries, product liability, liable and slander of at least $1 million comprehensive general liability per occurrence; and

2. Malpractice insurance for all nursing and medical professional employees consistent with § 8.01-581.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-162.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. November 1, 2005.

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